Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Conceptual Foundations. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 14-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 8003
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3ABSC 693 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3-6
ABSC 693 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)43Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 15 12-15
Total Hours 120-126

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.